Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any data they enter in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from some other dealer and regardless of the shared hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain in a browser, the Internet site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to secure the info of your site visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of mouse clicks. You can choose this option within the SSL order wizard which you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to preserve the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the data in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.